Nick Place of the Crikey Sports Desk writes:
Elvis and Jim Morrison, move over. A new contender has arrived for the title of the world’s must-see grave.
A 24-hour guard has been placed on the small plot that now contains the remains of footballer George Best, alongside his mum, in east Belfast.
Not content with tens of thousands of people clapping the coffin as it moved slowly through Belfast streets, fans are now expected to turn up by the multitude at Best’s grave. The Press Association reported: “The guard will remain at Roselawn Cemetery for the next few weeks, amid concerns a grieving or deranged fan could interfere with it or the mass of floral tributes.”
That’s certainly the best way to show your esteem for your hero, we say. Attacking his or her grave.
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All of this raises two questions:
1. On your next jaunt to Europe, would you make a pilgrimage to Best’s tombstone?
2: Which sport star’s resting place have you or would you go out of your way to visit?
Walter Lindrum’s billiards-themed tomb at Melbourne Cemetery remains our favourite, but we’re open to suggestions. Tell us at [email protected]